ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A dog held on for dear life and survived after being hit by a car in upstate New York.

Police in Rotterdam say the dog escaped her backyard and ran into the street, eventually getting hit and becoming wedged in the car’s grille.

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They say the driver drove 45 minutes before discovering Coco whimpering for help.

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Police were able to pull Coco to safety, but the dog did suffer some broken bones.

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Her owner plans to start a GoFundMe page to help pay for the $4,000 surgery.